Animal Kingdom vs. Dialed In Odds
(The Spread) – Which contender will finish higher at the 2011 running of the Preakness Stakes: Animal Kingdom or Dialed In?
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com currently list Animal Kingdom as a –125 money line favorite to finish higher than Dialed In, who has odds at –105. Take note that this odds are not the individual odds to win the race. They only pertain to Animal Kingdom and Dialed In.
Dialed In entered the 2011 Kentucky Derby as the favorite after winning three of his previous four career races. But he struggled getting out of the gates and finished a disappointing eighth. Even though experience has always been a concerned for this horse, observers expect him to run much better tonight at the 2011 Preakness.
Everyone knows how Animal Kingdom fared at the 2011 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs earlier this month. He won the running of the roses in impressive fashion, and has now won three of his last four races. In fact, in five career outings, he has never finished worse than second.
Outlook: Oddsmakers clearly still believe in Dialed In and think he’ll run better than he did at Churchill Downs. The odds for this specific matchup seem to close for oddsmakers to have given up on Dialed In despite his poor performance in the Kentucky Derby. That said, Animal Kingdom is a small value here. This horse has a serious shot at claiming the Triple Crown this year. He has run well in all five his career races and obviously there are no concerns about him running on dirt. I think he’ll best Dialed In, as well as the rest of the field.
2011 Preakness Stakes Matchup Odds
Dialed In –105
Animal Kingdom –125